All eyes are on the midterm elections and End Citizens United has made their candidate endorsements known. Some of their candidates are going to try to unseat some Republican incumbents. End Citizens United (ECU) founded in 2015 as a result of the 2010 Citizens United vs. FEC Supreme Court decision. ECU supports candidates who care where their campaign money comes from and who also care about the people that they represent. They believe that these candidates have a disadvantage than those candidates who are controlled by special interest groups. ECU wants to end the flow of this so-called dark money from filling up the candidate’s pockets.
In order to compete with the special interest groups and others who buy their candidates, ECU is making things a little more even with their own fundraising efforts. End Citizens United, however, does not ask for large sums of money from anyone. Instead, they do some old fashion fundraising and their average donation is only 14 dollars. However, those small amounts do add up, and they are projected to raise 35 million dollars for this election season. Read more about the group on Wikipedia.
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There are many incumbents that ECU is supporting. However, there are several candidates who are looking to take seats away from Republican incumbents who line their pockets with money from special interest groups and big business. One such candidate is Beta O’Rourke, who is after Ted Cruz’s seat. O’Rourke refuses to take any money from PACs and stands out in the forefront on the issue of campaign finance.
Before Paul Ryan announced that he is stepping down, Randy Bryce was going to try to unseat Ryan. Now, Bryce is gearing up for the opponent that he will be facing in November’s election. He is off to a good start with raising the necessary funds with the average donation being 25 dollars. O’Rourke and Bryce are just the tip of the iceberg. It is ECU’s hope that all of their candidates will win the war on money and return the power to the people. Visit: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/12/05/democratic-pac-end-citizens-united-names-big-money-20-targets-2018/918680001/